Samuel Abad

  • Biography


    Samuel is recognized by Chambers Latin America and Latin Lawyer as a leading constitutional law practitioner. He focuses on constitutional law and human rights.

    He has been a member of the Constitutional Reform Commission appointed by the Transition Government (2001) and has been part of the specialists' team that prepared the Draft for the Code of Constitutional Procedure Code (2003). He was also the Secretary General of the National Tribunal for Civil Service, Coordinator of the Area for Democratic Institutions in the Andean Commission of Jurists, Assistant on Constitutional Matters and First Assistant to the Public Ombudsperson.

    He is the author of many articles and essays on human rights, constitutional law, and constitutional procedural law and has published several books, and is a regular speaker at several national and international seminars. Chambers & Partners states that "is a famous figure in constitutional law". Likewise, Latin Lawyer has expressed that is an "Excellent lawyer that have a very important experience in litigation", besides "experience in constitutional law".

    Practice focus

    Samuel focuses his practice on constitutional law and human rights and has extensive experience in litigation.

  • Publications


    • Co-author, "The Reform of the Protection Process. The Comparative Experience," Palestra, 2009.
    • Author, "Protection and Residual. The Introduced Changes and Their Jurisprudential Development," Gaceta Juridica, 2009.
    • Author, "The Constitutional Protection Proceeding," Gaceta Juridica, 2004 (1st ed.), 2008 (2nd ed.).
    • Author, "Constitution and Constitutional Processes," Palestra, 2006 (2nd ed.), 2008 (3rd ed.), 2010 (4th ed) and 2015 (5th ed.).
    • Author, "Law of Constitutional Procedure," Gaceta Juridica, 2004.
    • Co-author, "Constitutional Procedure Code. Exposition of Motives," Palestra, 2004.
    • Author of more than one hundred articles on constitutional law, law of constitutional procedure, and human rights.
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information


    • Partner at Estudio Echecopar since 2008.
    • Assistant to the Public Ombudsman since October 1996 until July 2007. Initially he worked as Assistant in Constitutional Matters (1996 – 2005) and later became First Assistant to the Public Ombudsman (2005 – July 2007). During that time many constitutional processes were promoted with highly satisfactory results, especially unconstitutional actions before the Constitutional Tribunal, and priority was given to the defence of the constitutional principles in said institution.
    • Coordinator of the Area for Democratic Institutions in the Andean Commission of Jurists during the period 1991 – 1996.
    • Secretary General in the National Tribunal for Civil Service from June to October 1990.
    • Chief of the Cabinet in the Ministerial Office of the Ministry of Justice and Advisor in the Technical Advisory of the High Management of the Ministry of Justice from October 1989 until May 1990.
    • Expert appointed before the Inter American Court on Human Rights in several cases where human rights were affected.
    • Consultant lawyer in the preparation of reports on constitutional matters for several public and private institutions.

    Teaching experience

    • Professor in the Law School of Pontificia Universidad Catolica in the area of constitutional law. He has served as professor of Law of Constitutional Procedure, Constitutional Law I and II and Seminar on Constitutional Law. Currently, he is in charge of Law of Constitutional Procedure.
    • Professor and member of the Advisory Committee for Master Studies on Constitutional Law at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.
    • Speaker at several academic and professional events.